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David Hughes Harris

David Hughes Harris

David Harris Law PA
  • Personal Injury
  • Florida
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Summary

David is an experienced personal injury lawyer specializing in major injury and wrongful death matters. David serves injured persons who have suffered serious harms and losses as the result of negligence in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, boating accidents, and other serious injury and damages matters throughout Southwest Florida. At Harris Law, every client is valued. This is a client-responsive law practice. Every client's questions are answered, thoughts and inputs sought, phone calls taken or returned. Clients come first.

Practice Area
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Harris Law represents all injury clients on a contingency fee basis, which means there is no fee unless compensation is recovered for the client. Instead, the fee is a percentage of the recovery. Our contingent fees are competitive and always fair.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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11th Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Trial Lawyer | President
Harris Law P.A.
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Trial Lawyer
Private Practice
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Assistant Public Defender
Office of the Public Defender
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Trial Lawyer
Private Practice
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Assistant Public Defender
Office of the Public Defender
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Trial Lawyer
Private Practice
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Education
American University Washington College of Law
J.D. (1995) | Trial Law Track
Activities: Co-Chair: National Moot Court Team
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American University
B.A. (1991) | Political Science
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Awards
Outstanding Pro Bono Service
Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc.
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania Bar
Admitted
Current
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District of Columbia Bar
Admitted
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New Jersey Bar
Admitted
Current
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Florida Justice Association
Member
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Southwest Florida Justice Association
Member
Current
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Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Life Member
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Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Life Member
Current
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Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Life Member
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Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Life Member
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Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc.
Pro Bono Attorney
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Florida Bar  # 118850
Member
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Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
Member
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American Inns of Court, Calusa Chapter
Barrister
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American Association for Justice
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Certifications
Arbitrator
Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
Websites & Blogs
Website
Personal Injury Lawyer | Venice Florida
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Fort Myers Personal Injury Lawyer
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Fort Myers Accident Lawyer
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Fort Myers Wrongful Death Lawyer
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Fort Myers Premises Liability Lawyer
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Car Accident Lawyer | Venice Florida
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Bicycle Accident Lawyer | Venice Florida
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Motorcycle Accident Lawyer | Venice Florida
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Wrongful Death Lawyer | Venice Florida
Legal Answers
39 Questions Answered

Q. hello I was wondering if you have to pay back Progessive they paid out on a claim I was in an bike accident
A: If a Florida accident and insurance policy, then your PIP does not get reimbursed (unless you had a deductible which wasn't paid) but Medical Payments (also known as MedPay) does get reimbursed unless waived. If your policy was issued in another State, then different law and policy rules apply. You should speak to your lawyer, if you had one, who was involved in the settlement.
Q. If my now deceased dad have a pending injury lawsuit, does the funds pertaining to the lawsuit goes to his wife?
A: If a lawsuit is pending in court and the plaintiff dies, then a Suggestion of Death is filed, an estate created in the Probate Court, and the Estate is then substituted in for the deceased plaintiff. Only an Estate is legally recognized to proceed as a party under FL law. The Estate is created in Probate Court and a Personal Representative (PR) is appointed by the court to represent the Estate and make decisions. The PR must be a FL resident, adult, and competent (no felonies or crimes of dishonesty, etc.). The PR can be the surviving spouse, surviving child (over the age of 18), or even non-relative. Depending on the circumstances, there would be beneficiaries of the estate, including spouse and children. Proceeds recovered from a personal injury lawsuit would be distributed by the PR to the beneficiaries according to the decedent's will or intestate (no will) legal requirements. That's in a nutshell. Of course, consult a lawyer for any specifics as to how the rules would apply in your particular circumstances.
Q. As the whole world may know... My father life was taken right in front of me on June 16, 2019 on father's day night...
A: Sorry to hear of your loss. An adult survivor, including child over the age of 18, who otherwise meets the requirements under Florida, can be a Personal Representative of the Estate. Consult a probate lawyer about next steps. Please note that while your dad was "separated," Florida law does not recognize that status. Unless there was a divorce, then your dad's wife remained his wife. As such, she would be eligible to inherit a portion of the estate, known as statutory elective share. As far as whether a wrongful death claim exists, you need to consult a lawyer who handles such claims to discuss the circumstances/what happened.
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Contact & Map
David Harris Law P.A.
871 Venetia Bay Boulevard
Suite 223
Venice, FL 34285
Toll-Free: (888) 294-8090
Telephone: (941) 404-9001
Cell: (941) 600-9494
Fax: (941) 296-8178
David Harris Law P.A.
5237 Summerlin Commons Blvd
Suite 206
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Toll-Free: (888) 294-8090
Telephone: (239) 275-2274
Cell: (239) 898-9050
Fax: (239) 236-0940